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4YO Girl & 3YO Brother Killed By Drunken Driver: "I Have To Go To The Graveyard To See My Children"
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4YO Girl & 3YO Brother Killed By Drunken Driver: "I Have To Go To The Graveyard To See My Children"

The van driver who had been drinking and taking drugs got a nine-year imprisonment.

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On February 5, four-year-old Gracie-Ann Lucas and her three-year-old brother Jayden-Lee Lucas were going home from a birthday party with their mother, Rhiannon Lucas, and a friend. A van collided into the car they were traveling in and tragically both siblings died within days of each other. Gracie-Anne died the day after the crash on February 6 while Jayden-Lee died five days later. The van driver, 41-year-old Martin Newman, was charged with death by dangerous driving. Newman was high on alcohol and drugs when he crashed into the stationary vehicle on the M4, reports Wales Online.

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According to Daily Mail, the children's cousin Jamie Lucas, 19, paid tribute to Gracie-Ann, at the time of her death. "I'm just trying to wrap my head around the fact that she's gone; it's hard to believe. She was so young. She had a bright future ahead of her. She was such a wonderful child. I'm just lost for words really. How she was returning from a birthday party and all of a sudden she's gone." Speaking of Jayden's passing he shared, "Unfortunately, after a week of fighting, Jayden has passed away. He was wonderful, creative and a kind soul. Turned the grey skies blue."